The views are starting to look a lot greener along the trails on Peebles Island. Usually at this time of year the trails would be muddy. You know, April showers and all that.
This year, the trails are like concrete and the rivers have been at their summer time low points for the past month. In the month of April, so far, the area has received .14 inches of rain compared to 2.03 inches by this time in a normal year. Since March 1, we've received 1.68 inches of precipitation compared to 5.24 inches in a normal year and 6.79 inches a year ago.
But, green things are still starting to appear. I added these four photos to the Peebles Island Trail Scenic Project yesterday. All were made with a Canon EOS 5D, EF 50mm f/1..4 USM at f/8, ISO 100 with shutter speeds varying between 1/40 and 1/80 of a second.